Seven authoritative transmissions

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Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

Seven authoritative transmissions (Tib. བཀའ་བབས་བདུན་, ka bab dün; Wyl. bka' babs bdun) received by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa:

  1. kama: the continuous transmission of sutra and tantra
  2. sa ter: earth treasures
  3. yang ter: rediscovered treasures
  4. gong ter: mind treasures
  5. nyen gyü: oral transmission
  6. dak nang: visionary revelations or 'pure visions'
  7. jé dren: revelations from memory

Alternative Translations

  • Seven orders of teachings (Tulku Thondup)
  • Seven successions of the transmitted precepts (Dorje & Kapstein)

Oral Teachings Given to the Rigpa Sangha

Further Reading

  • Andreas Doctor, Tibetan Treasure Literature: Revelation, Tradition and Accomplishment in Visionary Buddhism, Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2005, pp.84-101